So they did a bunch of studies where they looked at people who sit down a lot and people who stand up a bunch and compared how healthy the two groups are. And guess which ones were healthier? Its OK, take your time. Did you guess the people who stand up a bunch? Then the good news is youre not totally stupid. But the bad news is, youre probably fat, because most Americans are. Oh, I know, its not, like, totally clear which way of life is better. All the good things in life, like driving, watching TV, sleeping, eating, hanging out and going on the Internet are all designed for sitting. Sitting and talking is what this country is made of. Try picturing America without chairs you cant. So its not so simple. But the sad, ass-swelling fact is that even knowing that standing is better for you doesnt make you or me get up any more. Getting up is hard. It takes work. But you know you should, right? You probably should. Theres a bunch of people who already know this, and they meet at different places around town as part of the Get Fit Initiative. And you know what they do? They walk around and stuff.
Fri., April 2, 11 a.m., 2010